Amherst rooferIf you own or rent a home there are many things you have to think about when it comes to repairs. Its often a never-ending task list. It could be small things like changing light bulbs to electrical issues. All needing your attention at the same time. A lot of people focus on the interior problems of the house as they are the things that are in your line of sight. When it comes to the things outside, yard work is as far as most people go. An Amherst roofer said, We find that most people forget all about their roof until something major happens.
To help homeowners, here are a couple things to consider when it comes to roof damage.Your roof is the first line of defense when it comes to the outside elements. If you dont have your roof inspected routinely or live in a home with an old roof, you most likely have roof damage. Sorry for the harshness, but your roof is not going to last forever! Now that we got that out of the way, an easy way to know for sure if you have damage is to schedule a roof inspection. If you are not afraid of ladders you can take a look around for yourself.
The first thing that will show signs of damage are your shingles. Missing, curling or damaged shingles is what you would be looking for. Depending on how your roof is constructed you may be able to see missing shingles from the ground level. Missing shingles wont usually venture off too far from your home, so you would see them somewhere in your yard unless there was a storm. Curling or damaged shingles you would want to be on top of your roof to check. This is where you would want to hire a pro. The smallest rip, tear or curl could cause you major damage and can easily be overlooked.
Lastly, hail damage...With the drastic weather changes and historical storms we have seen this year, hail damage is something you dont want to take lightly. You may or may not have experienced hail in hitting your roof, but if you see quarter sized hail there is a good chance you will have roof damage. Anything larger than that you will have roof damage! The tricky thing about hail is to the untrained eye it doesnt look like much, but it will cause your roof to leak and worse cause you to replace your whole roof if not treated.
Hopefully, this has opened your eyes to the importance of thinking about your roof. As roofers, we want every house to be safe and secure. We have multiple locations covering a wide service area. Schedule your roofing inspection today and let us take the worry away!
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